News tagged with toxic exposure
A common test used to determine mercury exposure from dental amalgam fillings may significantly overestimate the amount of the toxic metal released from fillings, according to University of Michigan researchers.
Dentistry Mar 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Lead is a common element but is found in old paints (including those once used on children's toys), soil, old piping, water, and the atmosphere from lead-containing vehicular fuels, even drinking vessels. At high dose it ...
Health Feb 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Increasing evidence shows urban and rural children are regularly exposed to low levels of pesticides that can have serious long-term health effects, according to a report issued by the ...
Pediatrics Dec 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
In a sobering study published in the journal Environmental Health, researchers at UC Davis and UCLA measured food-borne toxin exposure in children and adults by pinpointing foods with high levels of toxic compounds and de ...
Health Nov 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Research carried out at the University of South Carolina has identified novel mechanisms through which dioxin, a well-known environmental contaminant, can alter physiological functions, according to a study ...
Medical research Sep 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A majority of Americans who live in multi-unit housing have adopted smoke-free rules in their private homes but millions remain involuntarily exposed to secondhand smoke in this environment, according to ...
Health Sep 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Adolescent smokers have thicker artery walls indicative of early development of atherosclerosis, according to research presented today at the ESC Congress. The findings from the Sapaldia Youth Study were ...
Cardiology Aug 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Despite dramatic progress in reducing Americans' exposure to lead over the past 25 years, a growing body of research finds that children and adults still face health risks from even very low levels of the toxic metal in their ...
Health Jul 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
'Safe' levels of arsenic in drinking water found to compromise pregnant/lactating mothers, offspring
Exposure to arsenic in drinking water at the level the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) currently deems as safe in the United States (10 parts per billion) induces adverse health outcomes in pregnant and lactating ...
Health May 31, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Ob-gyns are uniquely positioned to play a major role in reducing the effects of toxic chemicals on women and babies, according to an analysis led by University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) researchers.
Obstetrics & gynaecology Mar 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A recent study at Oregon State University found that the chlorophyll in green vegetables offers protection against cancer when tested against the modest carcinogen exposure levels most likely to be found in ...
Cancer Jan 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Leading Canadian health and environmental experts today issued a list of the top five ways parents can protect their children from toxic substances in and around the home.
Health Jun 15, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Arsenic exposure and smoking each elevate the risk of disease. But when combined together, the danger of dying from cardiovascular disease is magnified, a new study finds.
Cardiology May 06, 2011 | not rated yet | 1 |
It is absolutely unacceptable to subject children to any tobacco smoke exposure in cars, according to the authors of an abstract to be presented Sunday, May 1, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Denver.
Health May 01, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0